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A petition to the President of Ukraine Volodymyr Zelensky with a request to deprive the Ukrainian Orthodox Church-Moscow Patriarchate (UOC-MP) of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra and transfer it to the Orthodox Church of Ukraine (PCU) gained more than 25 thousand votes. This is the required number for consideration, said to UNIAN.
In the text of the petition says that the Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, a thousand years is a Shrine of the Ukrainian people. It would be fair if it is going to use ptsu, which is “recognized by the Orthodox world” as “the Autocephalous Orthodox Church in Ukraine” and, according to Constantinople, is “the only canonical successor of the Kyivan Metropolitanate”, say the authors.
The hierarchs of the UOC-MP was not seen again in the statements and actions against the Ukrainian people, I believe the signatories. Laura held mass gatherings during a pandemic coronavirus that has jeopardized the lives and health of the congregation.
Earlier, away of Kiev-Pechersk and Pochaev Lavra the UOC has urged the Verkhovna Rada, a former Director of the Ukrainian Institute of national memory Vladimir vyatrovich. All the priests of Kiev-Pechersk Lavra became infected with the coronavirus.
Ptsu was established at the unification Council in Kiev in December 2018 with the participation of representatives of the non-canonical churches. Ecumenical Patriarch Bartholomew gave her the Tomos of autocephaly.
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